Council of Government Relations Officers & System Council of Government Relations Officers

In 2011, the Regents created the Council of Government Relations Officers (COGRO) and a System Council of Government Relations Officers (SCOGRO). These councils include government relations officers from each state university and legislative liaisons for the community colleges, technical colleges and Washburn University. 

The purpose of the councils is to enhance communication and coordination of legislative efforts regarding legislative issues and then to advise the presidents and the Board of such matters. The council meets on a monthly basis when the Legislature is not in session and on a weekly basis when the Legislature is in session. The council reports to the Council of Presidents and the Board President and Chief Executive Officer. 

Members of COGRO:

1. Matt Casey – Kansas Board of Regents – Co-Chair, FY 2017
2. Kelly Reynolds – University of Kansas – Co-Chair, FY 2017
3. Sue Peterson – Kansas State University
4. Shawn Naccarato – Pittsburg State University
5. Brian Denton – Emporia State University
6. Andy Schlapp – Wichita State University
7. Debra Prideaux – Fort Hays State University

 
Members of SCOGRO:

1. Matt Casey – Kansas Board of Regents
2. Kelly Reynolds – University of Kansas
3. Sue Peterson – Kansas State University
4. Shawn Naccarato – Pittsburg State University
5. Brian Denton – Emporia State University
6. Andy Schlapp – Wichita State University
7. Debra Prideaux – Fort Hays State University
8. John Pinegar – Washburn University
9. Linda Fund and Allie Devine – Kansas Association of Community College Trustees
10. Dick Carter – Johnson County Community College
11. Steve Kearney – Technical Colleges

For more information about the Councils and Committees of the Kansas Board of Regents, please contact us.